Namibia Journals

Endless Colour and Textures

A March 2004 trip to Namibia by ThisOldHag

Himba Women Photo, Namibia, Africa More Photos
Quote: Namibia touches your soul and evokes an emotional response that reflects the feelings you’ll experiences when you see this vast, dreamlike, awe-inspiring and deafeningly silent landscape. The sheer enormity of the land will leave you breathless.

Endless Colour and Textures

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Overview

Himba Women Photo, Namibia, Africa
Quote:
Namibia, the land of never-ending color, rock formations and haunting emptiness, is a vast and barren region in the south western corner of the African continent -- wedged between Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa in the south and to the west is the foreboding Atlantic Ocean. Remarkably, only two-million people call this place home. The many faces of Namibia weaves an equally wonderful tapestry, threaded by a dozen cultural groups, including the Wambo, who comprise nearly half the population; the Herero, historically a nomadic pastoralist people; and the San bushmen, hunter-gatherers by tradition. There are also a number of Namibians of European decent, reflecting the l...Read More

Extreme Vacation

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Story/Tip

Fishriver canyon Photo, Namibia, Africa
Quote:
I started my Namibian experience in the south at the remote and immensely appealing hamlet of Luderitz, a tiny fishing village forgotten by time. The barren beauty of the desert landscape offsets the colonial architecture, revealing its Bavarian history as the first German settlement in Southwest Africa (the name Namibia was formerly known by). Luderitz was initially a trading post and a fishing port; then, the first diamonds were found in a small town nearly and Luderitz enjoyed a swift rush of riches. Now, after the depletion of diamonds, Luderitz again finds itself shrouded in solitude between the encroaching tangerine-colored dunes and the inhospitable South Atlantic Ocean attacking its shor...Read More